Sydney car hits classroom killing two boys

Image copyright EPA Image caption Police investigate the crash in the Sydney suburb of Greenacre Two eight-year-old boys have died after a car crashed into a primary school classroom in Sydney, police have said. The incident at Banksia Road Public School also left three girls in hospital with injuries. Most of the other 19 children […]

Rare 17th Century Australia map found in attic goes on display

Image copyright National Library of Australia Image caption The map calls Australia ‘Nova Hollandia’ (New Holland) A rare 17th Century map of Australia, one of just two left, has gone on display for the first time. Created in 1659 by renowned Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu, the unique map was thought to have been lost forever. […]

Kim Jong-nam murder: North Korea suspects named in court

Image copyright Reuters/Royal Malaysia Police/AFP Image caption An investigator named four North Korean men in court in connection with the murder A senior police officer has told a trial in Malaysia that four North Korean men were involved in killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Two women, from Indonesia and Vietnam, are […]

Kim Jong-nam murder: New North Korea suspects named

Image copyright Reuters/Royal Malaysia Police/AFP Image caption An investigator named four North Korean men in court in connection with the murder A senior police officer has told a trial in Malaysia that four North Korean men were involved in killing the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Two women, from Indonesia and Vietnam, are […]

Rare 17th Century Australia map found in attic

Image copyright National Library of Australia Image caption The map calls Australia ‘Nova Hollandia’ (New Holland) A rare 17th Century map of Australia, one of just two left, has been found in an attic. Created in 1659 by renowned Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu, the unique map was thought to have been lost forever. Archipelagus Orientalis […]

China anger after doctor sued over smoker’s death

China anger after doctor sued over smoker’s death

Image copyright BEIJING NEWS Image caption Dr Yang (R) has been fined for his alleged role in Mr Feng’s (L) death after telling him not to smoke in a lift Chinese social media users are reacting angrily after a doctor was ordered to pay compensation for his alleged role in a smoker’s death. The doctor, […]

Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump is visiting Japan as part of his first tour of Asia as US president US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” with military equipment bought from the US. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe meanwhile said his country could intercept […]

North Korean snacks: ‘Speed cakes’ and ‘man-made meat’

These are “finger snacks”, bready biscuits with a chewy centre. They are made with flour, yeast, sugar and grape glucose – when sugar is scarce, North Koreans make glucose from the fruit. North Korean snacks: ‘Speed cakes’ and ‘man-made meat’}

What is China’s ‘magic island-making’ ship?

Image copyright AFP China has unveiled a new dredging ship capable of creating islands such as those Beijing has already built in the disputed South China Sea. Described as a “magical island-maker” by the institute that designed it, the vessel was unveiled on the eve of US President Donald Trump’s tour of Asia. China has […]

Australia Manus refugees ‘need urgent medication’

Image copyright BEHROUZ BOOCHANI Image caption A refugee suffering from heart pain was driven to hospital but then sent back, activists say Refugees who have refused to leave an Australian-run detention centre in Papua New Guinea are struggling with acute health problems, advocates say. Over the weekend, one refugee collapsed from heart pain and had […]